What Is The Difference Between India's Farm And USA's Farm? - June 2023

What is the difference between India’s farm and USA’s farm?

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By Samuel Ansah

Last Updated October 9, 2022

What is the difference between India’s farm and USA’s farm? The typical size of a farm in India is tiny (between 2 and 3 hectares), compared to the size of a farm in the US (250 hectares).

In contrast to American farmers, who are often well educated and keep up with the most recent advancements in agriculture, most farmers in India are illiterate or just obtain a fairly basic education in the local schools.

While ancient agricultural techniques like plowing are employed in India, heavy, sophisticated technology is used for farming in the US, which is capital-demanding.

In contrast to the US, where only a minor percentage of the population is engaged in farming, India is primarily an agricultural nation with 80% of its citizens living in rural regions.

Only a couple of crops are grown by Indian farmers each year due to the unpredictable weather. Farmers in the US cultivate a variety of crops all year long using scientific methods like soil testing, etc.

When compared to Indian farmlands, the US farmlands provide farmers with more returns.

What is the difference between India's farm and USA's farm?
What is the difference between India’s farm and USA’s farm?

Percentage of farmers in USA

10.3% of jobs in the United States are in agriculture and associated industries. The agricultural and food industries were responsible for 19.7 million full- and part-time jobs in 2020, or 10.3 percent of all occupations in the United States.

Indian farming

The two main food staples in the world, rice, and wheat are produced by India in the second rank. Several dry fruits, agriculturally based textile raw materials, roots and tuber crops, pulses, farmed fish, eggs, coconut, sugarcane, and a variety of vegetables are among the items India produces that are now in second place on the global scale.

Indian farmers in USA

There were 58,475 American Indian farmers in the country in 2012. This represented an increase of 5% over the last agriculture census, which was held in 2007. In 2012, eighty percent of the population resided in the following seven states: Arizona, Oklahoma, New Mexico, Texas, Montana, California, and South Dakota. There were more American Indian farmers in Apache County, Arizona, than in any other county.

Types of farms in America


Urban farm.

U-pick farm.

Rice farm.


Organic farm.

Poultry farm.


Micro farm.



Commercial farm.

Cooperative farm.

Dry farm.

Dairy farm.

Family farm.

Flower farm.

Hay farm.

Hobby farm.

Subsistence farm.

Difference between subsistence farming and commercial farming

Commercial farmingSubsistence farming
Employs irrigation systems and does not rely on the weather.Relies on the weather.
Uses both organic and chemical fertilizers on large scale.Uses organic manure.
Crops and animals are raised for commercial purposes.Mostly for household consumption.
Uses technologies.Depends on traditional techniques.
Consistent with agriculture updates.Lacks updates.
Involves highly skilled labor.Low-level education.

Agriculture in USA quora

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